3 Ways Polywood Shutters Are A Better Choice Than Hollow Vinyl And Composite Shutters In San Antonio, TX12/15/2015Tyler Jorgensen The market for plantation shutters in San Antonio is full of options. And when you are figuring out which non-wood shutter is best for you, it might be hard to discern the differences. You can pick the wrong type without knowing and wind up ordering shutters that aren’t durable. Are solid polymer shutters, like our best-selling Polywood® shutters, a better value than hollow vinyl or MDF (multi-density fiberboard) shutters? Here are three ways Polywood shutters are preferred over composite shutters in San Antonio, TX . 1. Polywood vs Composite Shutters Durability Polywood shutters are made from a first class solid polymer that results in the most color-retention, durability, and rigidity than any other shutter available. With that, the shutter louvers won't be damaged as time goes by. On the other hand, composite shutters are fabricated from a pressed-board core, enveloped in poly-vinyl. The vinyl wrapping the pressed board is likely to peel off from the core element easily. And this peeling is accelerated in hot, humid, and wet surroundings. Another option for non-wood shutters is hollow vinyl. But they disintegrate the fastest due to the substance. Both kinds of non-wood shutters are likely to warp and deteriorate under varying climate conditions in San Antonio. Polywood is crafted with UV inhibitors that divert heat. And because heat is the biggest problem in chipping the shutter louvers, Polywood is hands down the most durable plantation shutter for your home. 2. Polywood vs Composite Shutters Color Fastness Polywood shutters come in three superior white paints. We bake these paint finishes on each part at hotter temperatures than San Antonio has seen. This patented finishing process applies UV inhibitors to ensure the color will never fade. Other types of non-wood shutters are available in low quality paint finish. And some composite shutters won’t even have any paint finish at all. In most cases, the vinyl wrap is the final color. Although it looks good when installed, this finish fades with time. And as to hollow vinyls, some are painted. With the vinyl being a heat conductor, this negatively affects the finish day after day. 3. Polywood vs Composite Shutters Energy Efficiency Third party testing shows that Polywood shutters shield against 30° of temperature and reduce heat transfer by up to 45%. That’s how Polywood insulates up to 70% better than the top solid wood shutter. Polywood’s insulating properties are a result of the solid polymer material. However what makes Polywood even more energy efficient than composite shutters is the weatherstripping on louvers and panels. All you have to do is interlock the weatherstripping pieces when closing the panels. This gives you the tightest seal possible against the impact of the weather outside. No matter how far and wide you look, there isn’t a composite shutter that can give you the energy savings close to that of Polywood. Our Team In Vegas Experiences The Durability Of Polywood Shutters First Hand Back in 2004, Sunburst Shutters Las Vegas had Polywood shutters attached to the sides of their trucks as part of the graphics. The trucks were parked outside and withstood the climate Las Vegas is known for. That’s extreme heat for five months out of the year! Those plantation shutters had been on our vehicles for more than 7 years. Our team conducted an investigation to see how effective Polywood is in retaining the original paint color. We wiped the Polywood shutter that was on the truck clean. And we brought a new Polywood shutter and held it up next to it to compare. The color was the same. There wasn’t any visible signs of fading or discoloration. It further validated for us that the Sunburst paint finish is indeed the best around! And since Polywood can endure that much heat and abuse on the road for over 7 years, it’s undoubtedly the long lasting shutter for your residence in San Antonio, TX. Contact Us For An Estimate On Polywood Shutters For Your San Antonio Home To learn more about the features of Polywood shutters, call 210-876-0377 for an in-home design consultation. Our experts bring you samples of all the louver sizes, frame styles, and color options available. We measure the length and width of your windows to provide you with the most precise shutter estimate. And when we install your Polywood shutters, they will fit your window beautifully. Our experts also explain the specifics of the lifetime warranty we provide for these shutters. Call 210-876-0377 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home design consultation today!